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Three charged with theft of Thoreau statue from Md. college campus

Salisbury University police say three men have been charged with the theft of a life-sized, 400-pound bronze statue of Henry David Thoreau from campus.

Fifty-six-year-old Raymond Louis Bunting of Fruitland, was arrested Thursday and charged with felony theft. Police say he was arrested after he sold the statue for $442 to a recycling firm.

Two 18-year-old Salisbury students, Samuel Cyrus and Jonathan Clark, were charged Friday with theft and other offenses. Their hometowns were not available.

The statue has been returned to its spot on a grassy knoll on campus.

-- Daily Times of Salisbury, Md.

By Washington Post Editors  |  February 9, 2010; 8:27 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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They ought to really throw the book at these guys. While I am sure this is not "priceless" art, it has a much higher value than $442 that they got for it as scrap.

Reminds me of the time somebody pried a non-working radio out of my restored 240Z, doing about $2000 worth of damage to the car.

Posted by: wobbleman47 | February 9, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

100% Interactive surveillance would have been the perfect deterrent for this crime.

Posted by: johngeyewitnessmailcom | February 9, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

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